Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.34/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is about average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.
3.5 S: The nose is dominated by spicy yeast. Lots of pepper and nearly as much clove. Tons of dark fruits in the form of plum, currants, and black cherries. Bitter, unyielding roastiness. Hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness, but the roast is definitely the boss here.
3.25 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of spice, lots of fruit, and lots of roastiness. It's rather dry without much balancing malty sweetness.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritzy component. Could be a bit creamier, but good overall.
3.25 D: I'm not the hugest fan of Belgian stouts, but this one is pretty good. Lots of roastiness that makes you take the black, whether you want to or not. Recommend watching GoT while drinking.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 04:06:08 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours black as a White Walkers soul with a very huge head...I had to slow down my pour to make sure i didnt over do it.Slight lacing and retention...so far so good.Smell is licorice and malt.First taste is not what I was expecting but maybe because of the Ommegang style I expected the siginiture taste of the Belgian style.This is NOT a chocolate bomb stout for sure.It does seem to melt in the mouth a bit but not a thick aftertaste.Do not let the name fool you.This is not a Russian Imperial Stout.This is much lighter and at first I was let down but after my first glass I get what they were trying to pull off here.Not bad at all. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:33:10 | More by Rob23
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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